UAE residents can look forward to three more extended weekends in 2023, as announced by the official UAE holidays calendar. These breaks will be observed on the eve of Eid Al Adha, the Hirji New Year, and to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).

Based on the calculations of astronomers, the Eid Al Adha holidays are expected to fall from the 9th to the 12th of Zul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar. This lunar-based calendar consists of either 29 or 30 days. 

According to the Gregorian calendar, Eid Al Adha is projected to take place from Tuesday, June 27, to Sunday, July 2, including the weekend. This means residents may enjoy a six-day break during the Festival of Sacrifice.

The next extended break will occur during the Hijri New Year, with Friday, July 21, declared as a public holiday. This three-day break will include a two-day weekend, providing employees with a well-deserved respite to mark the beginning of the new Islamic year.

The fourth and final long weekend of the year will be observed on Friday, September 29, 2023, in celebration of Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday. This three-day weekend will allow employees in the country to enjoy an additional period of relaxation and reflection.

Additionally, it is worth noting that the holidays for UAE National Day, which is celebrated on December 2 and 3, will fall over the weekend.

With these upcoming long weekends, UAE residents have several opportunities throughout the year to unwind, spend time with loved ones, and engage in various activities and festivities.